This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and Thailand to design and carry out jointly organised research projects of outstanding scientific quality. Funding within this initiative will be available for collaborative research projects consisting of researchers from both partner countries. Within these research teams, each national funding organisation will only fund those project components that are carried out within its own country. The collaborative research projects must involve active communication and cooperation between the participating researchers.
German-Thai joint research projects in the field of “Arboviruses” can be funded. Arboviruses include, but are not limited to, Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and Emerging Arboviruses. The collaborative projects selected to take part in the initiative will receive research funding for a period of up to three years.
The initial review of all proposals will be done separately by the Thai and German funding agencies. The results of the review process will then be shared among the funding agencies. Support will be granted for those proposals where both DFG and NSTDA/PMU-B recommend funding.
Proposals must be submitted to the relevant organisations in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of both sides, respectively. Applicants from Thailand submit their documents to NSTDA, applicants from Germany to the DFG.
All documents must be written in English and must be submitted by 30 September 2021. Applicants to be funded by the DFG must upload their proposal via elan, the DFG’s electronic proposal processing system, following the DFG’s guidelines. Applicants from Thailand should submit the proposal by electronic mail to submission(at)nstda.or.th using a format template.